Vice President Corporate Services and CFO
As Vice President Corporate Services and CFO, Darlene provides leadership in many areas and champions the financial health of CHEO, in support of the children, youth and families. Areas of responsibility includes finance, strategic sourcing, material management, clinical engineering, food services, medical imaging, facilities and security. The team of dedicated staff provide services and support that ensures a positive experience for the patients and their families. Darlene brings a wealth of experience to CHEO’s leadership, having been responsible for corporate and financial management of complex and changing organizations in health care and higher education sectors. During her many years of senior executive experience, she has been responsible for finance, facilities, IT, contracting, research funding and governance, to name but a few and has shaped the infrastructure in merged corporations and developed strong and inspired teams to ensure system integrity and sustainability.
Prior to joining CHEO, Darlene served as Vice President Corporate Services and CFO of Genome Canada, a government agency that funds cutting-edge research at the CHEO Research Institute and across the country. In addition to her hospital experience, she had previously worked at McMaster University and at Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Care Access Centre. Darlene is a proven leader, works collaboratively with key stakeholders, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.